Sorry this has taken so long to get up. The past month has been crazy with events, retreat, travel, and some personal struggling. So here we go.
During the beginning of February, I spent a week at Siena College speaking with students, friars, and faculty. Whether with the Career Center, Student Senate, freshman classes, or on the radio with the school's president, FVM was everywhere for the week. I also held a reunion for the Siena students who had visited the Inn over their winter break. we had a great time, and then started a St. Francis Inn club on campus. They are scheduled to be back to the Inn in late May!
We celebrated the Birthday of Fr. John Coughlin, ofm (Camden site supervisor) on Jan. 31, as well as a big birthday, I won't mention how many years, for Fr. Michael Duffy, ofm, on Feb. 11.
At the end of February, March Madness began at the Inn with the arrival of yet another group from Siena College. They were a great group again.
Following Siena, St. Anselm College arrived at the Inn. We (FVM) have had a strong connection with St. Anselm over the past few years as evidenced by four volunteers this year, and one the two years before this.
As of now, the University of Eastern Illinois is at the Inn, and next week the Inn hosts St. Francis University.